Services for Holocaust Survivors

As Holocaust survivors age, it becomes more difficult for them to lead active and social lives. JCCGCI offers a number of services specific to their needs. Of course they can also benefit from the full range of services that JCCGCI offers to seniors, including transportation, home care, case management, etc.

Connect2 offers volunteer-based home visiting services to Holocaust survivors, providing respite from isolation and a means of recognizing and addressing the needs of survivors through direct services from JCCGCI or referrals to other providers.

For more about Connect2 and contact information, see www.Connect2ny.org.

Club 2600 is a monthly drop-in center for mobile Holocaust Survivors that meets at Jay Harama Senior Center, serving an average of 110 participants each month.

For more information about Club 2600, contact Brocha Shereshevky at Jay Harama Senior Center, 718-891-1100.

Case Management for Seniors provides survivors assistance with obtaining financial and other benefits, both those specifically funded for Holocaust survivors and more general programs including income support, Medicaid, Food Stamps (EBT) and housing support. We help clients translate their mail and fill out forms and applications.

Homecare Services for Holocaust Survivors serves Holocaust survivors throughout Brooklyn, providing up to 25 hours of service every week. Services include personal care and/or light housekeeping.

Transportation is provided to Holocaust survivors living anywhere in Brooklyn. We bring them to medical appointments (unless Medicaid is doing that), senior centers, benefit offices and other essential appointments, so they can avoid institutionalization, which can be particularly traumatic for these survivors.